Dangerous Speech Monitoring in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has been monitoring dangerous speech online since 2014. In 2016, they expanded their efforts to include monitoring of dangerous speech in print media and began experimenting with efforts to automate their data collection and management processes. Their work has also inspired projects by other organizations, including monitoring of radio broadcasts by the British Council’s Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, research by the National Broadcasting Commission on factors that undermined its capacity to effectively manage dangerous speech during the 2015 election, and media law reform efforts by the Savannah Centre.

Related Resources

Traders of Hate in Search of Votes: Tracking Dangerous Speech in Nigeria’s 2015 Election Campaign [PDF]